Paul McCartney has revealed that Kanye West offered to produce his new album Egypt Station.
Having previously worked with Kanye on the much debated and somewhat controversial project with 2015 single ‘FourFiveSeconds’, McCartney explained how Kanye offered his services with his new material.
The conversation was brought up in a new profile interview with GQ Magazine, McCartney being asked about comments made by Blur frontman Damon Albarn who warned the former Beatle not to work with Kanye: “Do not get me started on Kanye West,” Albarn said before bringing up McCartney: “Kanye West trapped Paul McCartney.”
While Macca’s inclusion on track with Kanye and Rihanna came as a surprise to many, the interesting point came when people attempted to understand what he contributed to the song as his vocals could not be heard.
When asked about Albarn’s words, McCartney said: “He might have. I don’t remember. But I wouldn’t listen to him.”
He added: “I don’t listen to people… I love the respect someone like Damon is attributing to me, but I’m not that fussed. If I want to go somewhere else from where I normally go or where I’m expected to go, I’ll go. And if I enjoy it, that’s enough for me.
“The great thing is, all sorts of hysterical things come out of it. I mean, there’s a lot of people think Kanye discovered me. And that’s not a joke” he added.
McCartney then explained how Kanye offered to produce his new record: “I thought, no, I kind of knew what direction I wanted to go in. And I knew that would be very different from where Kanye would go with it… I said, “That’s great, wow.” I’m just amazed that he said it.
He continued: “And then we never talked about it again. It was just a thought that was thrown away. I certainly thought about it and got very excited and thought, “That’s something, there’s no denying that… But is it something I want to do?” There’s the thing. And I thought, “Maybe not.”